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Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive

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Content creator, host and editor, Stephanie Dennis, is on a mission to empower people to take control of their careers by offering holistic career advice. The goal is to provide everyone with the knowledge, skills and confidence to crush their career goals.This podcast takes a funny, fresh and playf… read more

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Best and Worst Careers for Work Life Balance

February 22nd, 2021


Best and Worst Careers for Work Life Balance

Help support the show: 

Highest and Lowest Paid Jobs / Careers

November 30th, 2020


Lowest paying (in no particular order):

  1. Food service
  2. Maids
  3. Cleaners / custodians / janitors
  4. Cashiers
  5. Dishwashers
  6. Laundry workers

Offer Letters / Verbal Offers / Giving Notice / Etc.

November 16th, 2020


Verbal Offers:

  • Don't always have one
  • Interview went well, maybe putting together numbers or already have numbers in mind
    • Think about: …

Blaming Others / Playing The Blame Game

November 9th, 2020


Blaming others for anything sucks and it's not cool.


  1. Over communicate
  2. Document / track / keep record
  3. Speak with manager directly if you …

Signs Of Company Layoffs / Organization Might Be In Trouble

November 2nd, 2020


No way to know with complete certainty that there are signs of trouble. However, there are some signs.

  1. Can't extend offers on open positions

How To Turn Around Low Performance At Work

September 28th, 2020


Low performance at work is no good. It can be an indicator something is wrong. Often we need to make a change or pivot. Either you or your leader …

How To Avoid Burnout

September 21st, 2020


Burnout is NOT fun!

Over working yourself to the point where you need to sleep for days is not cool. Being busy is not something you should aspire …

Interview with Keisha Greaves - Starting A Business That Serves Your Community

September 14th, 2020


Today we talk with Keisha Greaves who is the founder of Girls Chronically Rock! She started her business to inspire and motivate people with disabilities.

Recently Keisha has added designs to her clothing line to …

Job Searching and Career Affirmations

September 7th, 2020


List of all affirmations are in the show notes, too many to fit here :) 

Why do people like or say or enjoy affirmations?

  1. Positivity
  2. Helps give …

What To Do When You Are Constantly Fighting With Your Boss

August 31st, 2020


While this is not a good thing, not all conflict is bad.

Sometimes we can influence real change with conflict!

Ask yourself:

  • What are you fighting …

Breaking The Glass Ceiling

August 24th, 2020


What is the glass ceiling?

Typically is referred to as females in the workplace that can only reach a particular point in their career. Recently it …

How To Deal With Bullies At Work

August 17th, 2020


People generally are talking bad about others because of THEIR unresolved issues, it's rarely about you!

Bullies in general are terrible.

Work …

What To Keep Or Remove From Your Resume - Things To Think About

August 10th, 2020


Additional resume episodes:

  • 2/6/2020 - Resume tips when changing careers
  • 9/26/2019 - Resume refresher - 24 resume writing tips
  • 5/30/2019 - My …

Sexism In The Workplace

August 3rd, 2020


Sexism is complete BS. It shouldn't happen. And it does.

Examples of sexism:

  • Every time a woman is paid less than a man
  • Every time someone tells …

Working Too Many Hours

July 27th, 2020


As we've talked about before, work/life balance will never be perfect.

AND there is a point where too much is too much.

We are not robots and can't be expected to go 100 MPH 24/7.

Two situations/reasons where we are …

How To Explain Your Job Hopping Past

July 20th, 2020


Why people might want to leave their job:

  1. Horrible hours
  2. Bad manager
  3. Ethical conflicts
  4. Contract ends
  5. Don't like the company
  6. Don't …

Have The Rules Changed? Market Insights and Misc Job Searching Tips

July 16th, 2020


Market insights


  • April 2020 - 14.7%
  • May 2020 - 13.3%
  • June 2020 - 11.1%
  • 2008-2009 - unemployment peaked at roughly 10%

All data …

How To Ask For Flexibility At Work

July 13th, 2020


Before asking make sure:

  1. Your performance is meeting expectations
  2. Your leader trusts you to do your work
  3. Know what you want / need

Internal Transfers and Internal Promotions

July 6th, 2020



  1. Apply for roles that interest you
  2. Talk with your leader / manager / boss
  3. Reach out to the recruiter and/or hiring manager for the role …

How To Gain Visibility Working Remotely

June 29th, 2020



  1. High performance
  2. Volunteer for extra projects
  3. Schedule regular 1:1's with your manager
  4. Ask for feedback regularly
  5. Make your goals …

35 Tips For Working At Home

June 22nd, 2020



  1. Separate space
  2. Stick to your same schedule you would if you went into the office
  3. Set specific end time and stick to it
  4. Embrace the …

Gaps In Job History and The Impact It Has

June 15th, 2020


There could be many reasons someone has a gap in their resume

  1. Laid off
  2. Company folded
  3. Person left before finding something new
  4. Contract ended

Lack Of Training At Work

June 8th, 2020


Training is so important. What you learn in training could be the info you need to take you to the next level.

2 main ways to get training:

  1. Through …

How are you doing?

June 5th, 2020


Hey everyone! I wanted to check in and see how you're doing and how I can help. 

I did record this episode before the most recent current events have …

Taking Career Risks

June 1st, 2020


Sometimes when we want to make advancements in our career and/or skills we need to take risks.

Some risks will be bigger than others.

Some with …

Finding The Right Mentor

May 25th, 2020


Finding the right mentor can be a bit more involved.

Establish what you're look for:

  • Goal of getting a mentor
  • What you specifically want to learn

How To Find Your Purpose

May 18th, 2020


Finding your purpose can feel daunting, overwhelming, hard, etc.

AND it doesn't have to be!

Get your notebooks and pens, it's list time 🙂

What are …

Dealing With Difficult Customers

May 11th, 2020


This can be super challenging and simply just annoying.

Everyone has a customer, whether it's internal or external.


  1. Understand their …

Dating At Work

May 4th, 2020


Confession time: I've done it.

Because of that, I don't have strong opinions one way or the other. AS LONG AS you do not report into the person …

Cold Connecting With People On LinkedIn

April 27th, 2020


Why send someone a connection request?

  • Job opportunity you have
  • You're looking for a job opportunity
  • Looking for info / guidance
  • Expand …

Interview Assignments / Presentations

April 20th, 2020


When would someone be asked to do an interview assignment?

  • Marketing role - create and present marketing plan
  • Sales role - present your pitch for X

Know Your Worth

April 13th, 2020


Monetarily important as well as what you deserve from an environment, culture, team, etc perspective.

Monetary value:

  • Research compensation for …

Dealing With Favoritism At Work

April 6th, 2020


Ask yourself:

  • How do I help my manager achieve team goals?
  • Am I hitting my goals / KPIs?
  • What am I doing to make my managers job easier?
  • Am I …

How To Change Careers

March 30th, 2020


Often people change careers at least once throughout their career.


  1. Try to make this change internally
  2. Evaluate where you are at now

Help! I’m Friends / Enemies With The Wrong People At Work

March 23rd, 2020


Either situation can be super hard and tricky.

Who we associate with (inside and outside of work) will impact us as humans. Our attitude, our personality, our actions, our work, etc.

Jim Rohn has the famous quote, "you …

Too Eager To Say YES!

March 19th, 2020


You're interviewing, things are going well, you're getting excited. It's a great company, it's a great team. Everything looks good, everything sounds good. You get an offer.

BEFORE taking a second to think about it, you …

How To Help With Your Partners Involuntary Career Change

March 16th, 2020


There are a couple reasons someone could have an involuntary career change.

To clarify the situation we are talking about:

1 - Career change (moving …

Workforce Mobility - What Is It, Why Companies Need It, How To Get It

March 12th, 2020


What do you consider workforce mobility?

  • Moving / relocation to another location
  • Overseas job opportunities
  • Work and travel easily / working …

What To Do When Your College Degree Isn't Enough

March 9th, 2020


You have a degree, recently graduated and you're struggling to find a job. I hear you!

A lot of companies want someone with experience even for the …

Tips On How To Stay Current In Your Job & Career

March 5th, 2020


Staying current is so incredibly important!

Social media managers are not updating myspace websites anymore. Programmers doing DOS aren't in demand …

Jack Of All Trades, Master of None

March 2nd, 2020


Being a jack of all trades can be a great thing!

Ask yourself:

  1. Do you like being more of a generalist?
  2. Do you feel you are lacking something?

Videos in Job Applications

February 27th, 2020


Videos in job applications are becoming more and more popular and more and more common.

I've seen it in 2 ways:

  1. Built in as part of your …

How To Get Promoted - 19 Tips

February 24th, 2020


Super exciting time when we are preparing for that next step, your promotion!


  1. Ask for it
  2. Make your intentions known to your manager
  3. Ask …

Red Flags To Watch Out For When Interviewing

February 20th, 2020


It is a major let down and really discouraging to be excited to start a new job, just to actually start and realize it's awful.

Red flags:

  1. Lack of …

How To Overcome Lack Of Communication At Work

February 17th, 2020


Communication is so so important. A lack of it can be challenging for sure.

And sometimes we need to take control so we are getting what we need to …

What To Do When You Are Passed Over For A Promotion

February 13th, 2020


It certainly doesn't feel good to be passed over for a promotion.

Don't get bitter, get better!

Did you apply for the role? Or make your desire for …

How To Deal With A Bad Corporate Culture / Morale

February 10th, 2020


It can be really hard when you are in a bad corporate culture or really bad morale at work.

We have 3 main choices:

  1. Stick it out
  2. Leave
  3. Try to …

Resume Tips When Changing Careers

February 6th, 2020


Changing careers can be challenging.

Before you make the change, understand what is sparking the change.

Let's review the 4 main types of resumes:

How To Create A Career Elevator Pitch

February 3rd, 2020


Fun question from a listener!

This is going to be similar to the episode released on 2/28/19 where we talk about how to answer the interview question 'tell me about yourself' if you'd like to check it out!

Elevator …

What To Do When You Feel Like You Can’t Grow In Your Job / Career

January 30th, 2020


Feeling stuck is not cool.

Feeling as though you've hit a ceiling can feel so defeating and discouraging.

Know we can always find growth …

Tips on How To Deal With A Micromanager

January 23rd, 2020


Micromanagers aren't always doing it just to be jerks. They may not even know they are coming across this way. Often they have learned bad habits from other bad leaders. Other times they are under stress and aren't sure …

How To Quit - Giving Notice and What To Include

January 20th, 2020


Quit with grace and gratitude! Even if you've reached the point where you are like F this!!

We never want to burn any bridges.

You just never know when your paths may cross with people you work now, in the future.

Keep …

Passion vs Purpose + Society’s Rules + The Genius Habit with Laura Garnett

January 16th, 2020


In this episode we talk about Laura's story including her career crisis and what she did to overcome it.

We also dive into passion vs purpose.

Laura shares, "When you use passions for a compass for your career it can …

How To Interview A Potential Employer For The Right Culture Fit

January 9th, 2020


It is not fun or cool to be excited about a new job just to start and find out it is terrible.

Sometimes we can avoid it.

Other times we can't, …

Let’s Explore Some Career Apps On Our Phones / Tablets

January 6th, 2020


I did these searches in the Apple App Store

Searched: Job

  • ZipRecruiter
  • Indeed
  • Glassdoor
  • Snag
  • Monster
  • LinkedIn

Searched: Jobs

Let’s Talk About Your 2020 Goals

January 2nd, 2020


2020 is going to be an exciting and amazing year!

Before we set new goals think about your current role and reflect on:

  • How do you feel on Sunday …

Learning New Skills and Professional Development

December 26th, 2019


Benefits to employees:

  • Learning new things often fuels us
  • Provides us with career advancement
  • Pushes us outside our comfort zone
  • Look at …

Take Time Off … Seriously!

December 23rd, 2019


Time off is so so so important.

We all need time to decompress and unwind.


  • Re-charge
  • Rest
  • Fun outside of work
  • Clear our minds
  • Get …

Finally Landed Your Dream Job … and It’s a Nightmare - What To Do

December 19th, 2019


It's not unheard of to get what you think is your dream job and you realize it's not great.

Or worse, you hate it.

If you've been here for a hot minute you know I'm an advocate for people being happy in their jobs and …

What To Do When You Have Lost Your Job / Career / Work Passion

December 12th, 2019


We absolutely need to be passionate about something!

Could be in your job, also could be in your personal life.

Something that fuels us.

Sometimes we …

Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive Trailer

December 10th, 2019


To work together:

To connect:





We are written, produced, hosted and edited by Stephanie Dennis

You’re …

How To Own Your Career Happiness

December 9th, 2019


Your job and career won't always make you happy

AND there are pieces we can own


  1. Start with knowing what makes you happy
  2. Know that you …

What To Do When You Have Too Many Career / Job Choices

December 5th, 2019


Be grateful for all the options!!


  1. Self reflection
  2. Think about the long term
  3. Strategic vs. tactical
  4. Interested in many things?
  5. What …

Steph's Story - Part 2: Career Coaching Now Available + Job Searching Update + Tips To Stay Focused While Job Hunting

December 2nd, 2019


We cover a lot in today's episode:

  • Deeper dive into my why on the reason behind I do what I do
  • Career coaching now available! Overview of packages

What To Do When You Haven’t Adequately Prepared For An Interview

November 28th, 2019


It's probably going to be fine.

However, if it's not, accept that as a lesson learned.


  1. Ask good questions
  2. Take 2-3 minutes and read the …

How To Deal With Constant Change At Work

November 25th, 2019


Constant change is not easy.

Can feel like a rollercoaster ride.

Sometimes we will feel like we want to tap out and get off the ride.

I get it!!

What To Do When Your Colleagues Make More Than You / Unequal Pay or Compensation

November 21st, 2019


It is not cool.

Been there. There was a guy who made more than me, which made it feel worse.


  1. Take a deep breath
  2. Decide, we have 3 options

Steph’s Story: Part 1 - Contract Unexpectedly Ends

November 18th, 2019


We are going to be talking about my story and what I've been doing since I learned my contract was unexpectedly ending early.

First 24 hours:

  • Got …

Getting Your First Job Out of College With No Internship Experience

November 14th, 2019


Landing your first job can be exciting and also stressful!

Key points:

  1. Know what you're looking for
  2. Create a great resume
  3. Awesome cover letter

How To Grow Your Career

November 7th, 2019


How to grow your career

  1. Know where you want to go
  2. Explore
  3. Talk to your manager
  4. Talk to others
  5. Raise your hand to take on more …

Proper Interview Attire

October 31st, 2019


A few tips:

  1. Don't overthink this too much
  2. Look professional, put together and feel confident
  3. Ask the person helping scheduling the interview …

What To Do When You’ve Made A Mistake

October 24th, 2019


We have all made mistakes!

  1. Own it
  2. Is an apology necessary?
  3. Fix it
  4. Communication
  5. Course correct
  6. Re-group
  7. Don't beat yourself up

Accepted An Offer, 'Perfect' Job Calls, Now What?

October 17th, 2019


This episode is inspired by an article I submitted for on, here is a link:

What to do when you have an accepted an offer but you just  got a call …

It Is NEVER Too Late To Make A Career Change

October 10th, 2019


To do:


  1. Don't want to make a move to another dud 
  2. What do you like to do? And why?
  3. What do you dislike doing? And why?
  4. What have …

Will I Get The Job? Did My Interview Go Well?

October 3rd, 2019


It's hard to say for sure whether or not someone will get a job. However we can chat about the signs your interview went well!
Positive signals the …

Resume Refresher - 24 Resume Writing Tips

September 26th, 2019

  1. Consistent formatting (font, spacing, dates, titles, abbreviations, use of capital letters, city, state, headers, etc)
  2. Keyword brainstorm - ensure …

How to Navigate the Workplace Politics Game

September 12th, 2019


Not a game we want to play but at some point in your career you will likely get sucked in. 

Sometimes it can feel like you're navigating a mine field …

What To Do When You’re Moved Into a New Role That You Are Not Passionate About

September 5th, 2019


We live in a world of mergers and acquisitions. Restructures and reorgs. 

If and when this happens it's a great opportunity to do some reflecting. 

Staying Motivated and Engaged at Work … When it’s Hard

August 29th, 2019


It's not always easy to stay motivated and engaged. When it gets real, how do you stay motivated and engaged?


  1. Get clear on your priorities 

How to Handle the Whiners, Complainers and Slackers at Work

August 22nd, 2019


Complainers / whiners

  1. Don't fuel the fire 
  2. End conversations to get to it 
  3. Re-direct the conversation, get back on track
  4. Is there a root cause …

Ageism in the Workplace

August 15th, 2019


To support the show: 



For show notes go to:

To work together: 

For the Google …

Let’s talk personal branding with Jennifer Ransaw Smith

July 25th, 2019


Very excited to chat with Jennifer, she is amazing! 

Find her at:

We discuss personal branding, how women can be more confident in owning their self worth, why personal branding is …

Balancing work and the meaning behind the work we do

July 18th, 2019


For those of us working we are probably working for the following reason(s): 

  • Money
  • Helping others
  • Passion
  • Love for what you do

What to do when your team is not supportive

July 11th, 2019


Help doesn't always have to  come from our direct team!


  • Get clear on the exact problem 
  • What is causing the problem
  • Where did you get …

Answering Your Questions - How to turn a candidate down + maternity leave

July 4th, 2019


Today we are answering your questions!

Question 1 - a listener is new to recruiting and wants to know: 

How do I let people know they are not moving forward in the process? How do I disengage? 

Question 2 - a listener …

Tips for finding better work life balance

June 27th, 2019


Here's the thing, and this is good to know out of the gate, there is no such thing as work life balance.

Life is not balanced.

Work is not balanced.

Is it all about who you know? Or is it about what you know?

June 20th, 2019


We've all heard the saying it's not about what you know, it's about who you know. Is that true? 

Does our career success rest solely on who we know?

How To Be Heard

June 13th, 2019


Let's focus on what we can control first: 

  1. Speak clearly
  2. Frame your input / solution properly 
  3. Speak at a normal voice level, not too loud but …

Answering Your Questions - How To Answer An Interview Question + Leadership But No Degree

June 6th, 2019


Question 1:  How to answer the interview question: Detail your greatest achievements in the last 5 years and how they relate to this position 

  • List …

My Interview on The Kick A** In Life Podcast - Resume Tips, How To Stand Out, Get More Responsibility and Promotion Conversations

May 30th, 2019


In today's episode we listen to my interview on the Kick A** In Life Podcast interview with Laura Eshelman. We discuss: 

  • Getting specific in your …

How To Stand Out In the Interview Process with Laura Eshelman From The Kick A** In Life Podcast

May 23rd, 2019


Laura Eshelman from the Kick A** in Life Podcast talks to us about how to stand out in the interview process! 


For show notes go to:

To …


May 16th, 2019



  1. What brings a smile to your face?
  2. What makes you feel joy?
  3. What makes you feel content? 
  4. What are the things that bring you …

Answering Your Questions - Why it takes so long to hear back after interviews + More!

May 9th, 2019


Today's questions: 

  1. How to negotiate salary
  2. When to move onto the next job
  3. Why it takes so long to hear back after interviews 

How to negotiate …

Comparing The Different Job Posting Sites / Job Boards

May 2nd, 2019


There are a lot of different job sites out there but a few that are being used frequently


  • Aggregate
  • Roughly 500 million users
  • About 250 …

How To Talk About Compensation In An Interview

April 25th, 2019


We have done an episode on compensation in the past but things have changed a little bit, for the better and wanted to give an update! 

  • The first …

Student Loan Debt in the United States ... Yikes!

April 18th, 2019



Student Loan Hero website:

Federal Reserve - Student Loans:

Answering Your Questions

April 11th, 2019


Here are the questions we are answering today: 

  1. In your experience if the person you are recruiting for only has 60% of the job description but has …

How To Build and Have Confidence In Your Job and Career

April 4th, 2019


How to have confidence in your career.
Confidence in general can sometimes be difficult.
I have 18 tips for us on how to boost our convenience in …

How To Be More Productive At Work

March 28th, 2019


 Productivity is my jam!    

When we are looking at how do we become more productive, a good starting point is listing out (separate lists), what are …

Let’s Talk Limiting Beliefs with Ryan Borawski

March 21st, 2019


Have you ever been curious what could be holding you back from achieving your dreams and/or goals?   Today we are talking about limiting beliefs with …

How To Choose A Major

March 14th, 2019


Choosing a major feels insanely important … when you’re doing it.

According to the Washington Post only 27% of people have jobs related to their major. 

If it feels like it’s really overwhelming and really hard, take a …

Answering Your Questions! How To Stand Out In Applications / Should I Become A Software Developer / Etc.

March 7th, 2019


Let’s answer some of your questions! 


Question 1: 

How do you prepare for aptitude tests?


Question 2: 

How do you make your resume relevant? 


Question 3: 

How to position yourself well with recruiters after being …

How To Answer The Interview Question Tell Me About Yourself

February 28th, 2019


How To Answer The Interview Question Tell Me About Yourself 

We’ve all been asked this interview question. It feels super loaded which is why I don’t even ask this question. 

 Tell me about yourself … I immediately …

Unpacking Podcast: Goal Setting / Life Evaluation / Prioritization / Assessment

February 21st, 2019


Link to Unpacking:


Today we are diving into some goal setting, prioritization and life evaluation in general. Typically people look at goals at the …

HR Take on Non Competes and Conflicts of Interest While Job Hunting

February 14th, 2019


The first thing I want to start off my saying as we are getting into this conversation about non competes and conflicts of interest is this: I am NOT a lawyer. I want to put that out there right now. If you are seeking …

She's baaaaaaack!

February 3rd, 2019


She's baaaaack y'all! 


What topics do you want to hear? 

I created a google form to capture your feedback, find it here: 

Finding A Job While Trying To Relocate - Relocation Tips And Ideas

November 27th, 2017


In this episode we will cover some tips on how to find a job while relocating 

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To Take A Contract Or Not To Take The Contract - Ways To Determine If Contracting / Consulting Is For You

October 16th, 2017


Today we are talking about contracting and consulting today! 


Reasons contracting might be a good option for you: 

1) You are chasing industries …

Let’s Talk Cover Letters: How to Write A Cover Letter / What To Include / Etc.

October 2nd, 2017


Have you ever been curious on how to write a really amazing cover letter? 


Today we are talking about cover letters and answering some of these …

How To Leverage LinkedIn While Job Hunting / Searching

September 25th, 2017


Have you ever been curious as to whether or not you are leveraging LinkedIn to the extent you can during your job search? 


6 Ways To Leverage …

What To Do After Getting Negative Feedback

September 18th, 2017


Have you ever received negative feedback? 

Or even a bad review? 

And you weren’t sure what to do with that information? 

Today we have 16 points on …

Leadership Changes

September 11th, 2017


Ever had a leadership or management change? 

Were anxious or frustrated?

Not sure how to navigate the situation? 

I got you 😃 


What we want to …

Asking For Help

September 4th, 2017


Have you ever needed to ask for help and weren’t sure how?

Or overwhelmed and you weren’t sure what to do next? 


How exactly you’re going to be …

STAR And SHARE Interview Methods

August 28th, 2017


Today we are talking about the STAR and SHARE interview methods. 

If we know what the recruiter or interviewer is using for their interview methods, you can be better prepared for your interview. 

These are interview …

What To Include And Exclude From Your Resume

August 21st, 2017


Have you ever started applying for jobs and submitted a ton of applications but didn’t really get any responses or getting a ton of rejection letters? 

Or not making it past the application stage? 

If the answer is yes, …

Help! My Boss Is A Jerk / Mean / A Bad Leader

August 14th, 2017


Have you ever worked for a boss that was a complete a jerk? Or you thought they may have been the spawn of satan?  

I want to talk to you about this situation today because I know it is not easy. 

12 Action Items 

1) …

Need to Make A Career Change? Not Sure Where To Start? I Got You!

August 7th, 2017


Have you ever been in a situation where you knew you needed to make a change in your career and you weren’t sure what change should be? 

Or what you …

10 Ways To Lead Without Authority or Title

July 31st, 2017


 10 Ways To Lead Without Authority or Title

  1. Make sure you are coming from a genuine place 
  2. Be constantly learning and growing 
  3. Want to be the …

Top 13 Reasons You Are Failing Your Phone Interviews

July 24th, 2017


Top 13 Reasons You Are Failing Your Phone Interviews: 

  1. Research or lack thereof research 
  2. Eating and / or chewing gum 
  3. Not knowing the company …

Co-ops vs. Interns / Internships

July 17th, 2017


Have you ever wondered the difference between a co-op and an intern?


  1. Good way to get your foot into the door of a good company you are …

I Want To Be A Future Business Owner / Transitioning From Your Corporate Job To Being A Business Owner

July 10th, 2017


I have had quite a few people reach out to me asking how to transition from corporate america to being a business owner.

1) Answer: How do you want to be helping other people? 

2) Answer: What skills do you need to …

What Is Your Six Word Story?

July 3rd, 2017


Have you guys heard about the six word story?

Reach out to me on Facebook at:

What would your six word story be as it …

ATS / Applicant Tracking Systems / Resumeland / Resume Black Hole - All Explained

June 26th, 2017


Where does your resume go after you hit submit in an application? It is typically referred to as resmeland which what we are talking about today! 

Key points: 

1) Upload your resume in every application.

2) There is no …

You're Rejected Because You're Overqualified

June 19th, 2017


Have you ever been rejected from a position or from an application for the reason that you are overqualified? 

This is legitimate reason to turn someone down for positions however there are a lot of assumptions and …

How To Maximize Your Annual / Performance Review

June 5th, 2017


Have you ever wondered what you could be doing better when it comes to your annual review? 

The first thing I want to make sure we are on the same …

Transitioning From A Military To Civilian Job / Career

May 29th, 2017


Today we are going to be talking about how to successfully transition from a military to a civilian career.

First - I want to thank everyone who has …

How To Sell Yourself In An Interview

May 22nd, 2017


Have you ever wondered how to better sell yourself in an interview?

Or have you ever wondered how you could make yourself stand out from other people …

Overcoming Major Career Setbacks

May 15th, 2017


Have you ever experienced a career setback? 

Or felt you fumbled through something?

And wanted to understand how to overcome that setback? Or mistake? Or the learning experience?  

Today we are talking about 4 things …

Does Your Resume Need A Makeover?

May 8th, 2017


Have you found yourself recently applying for a ton of jobs and you’re just not getting any callbacks or responses from your resume?

Or maybe you feel you’re just not getting enough traction or you feel like you’re …

Starting A New Job, Now What?

May 1st, 2017


So you finally get that job that you’ve been wanting so bad, and it’s your first day at work, now what?

That is what we are going to be talking about today! 

Today is episode #40 where we are going to be talking about …

How To Talk Money In An Interview

April 24th, 2017


Today we are going to be talking about how to talk money in an interview.

Have you ever been in an interview where somebody asked you about compensation and you were anything less than confident in answering that …

More Responsibilities, No Perks

April 17th, 2017


Have you ever been in a situation at work where you had growing responsibility but you didn’t necessarily have any of the perks that may come along with that additional responsibility? Well today that is what we are …

Should I Hire A Resume Writer?

April 10th, 2017


Have you ever asked, should I hire a resume writer?

Today that is the exact question we are going to be answering! 

Now before I get into my thoughts …

3 Ways To Get A Raise

April 3rd, 2017


Today we are talking about 3 days to get a raise. 

This is really important because I talk to a lot people that need to make more money, they need to better support their families or career growth from a compensation …

Phone Interview Tips

March 27th, 2017


Have you ever been curious if there are different rules or different tips we should be considering when we have a phone interview? 


It’s …

Finding A Mentor

March 20th, 2017


Do you have a mentor?

Do you want a mentor?

Maybe you want another mentor?

 If you are able to find a really solid, amazing mentor, it can literally …

How To Write A Resume In 6 Easy Steps

March 13th, 2017


Have you ever wondered how to write a resume? 

Today we are going to be talking about how to write a resume in 6 easy steps. 

This episode is making the assumption you are starting from scratch so if you already have a …

How To Make A Career Change / Shift Without Starting Over

March 6th, 2017


Episode Summary: 

Have you ever wanted or needed to make a career change but you didn’t want to have to start all over? 

This can be tricky out of the gate.

What do I mean by start over? 

Does this mean not having to go …

Is Interviewing Like Dating?

February 27th, 2017


Episode Summary:  

Has anyone else ever noticed how interviewing is kind of like dating? 

When we really think about it, interviewing is very similar to dating. 

Pre Meeting Communication 

Maybe someone has reached out …

The 4 Main Types Of Resumes

February 20th, 2017


Episode Summary:  

Ever been curious just how many types of resumes there are out there?

And which one should you use?

What is best to highlight your …

Job Hopping ... Or Is It?

February 13th, 2017


Episode Summary: 

Have you ever wondered when it’s too soon to leave your job?

Or what is really considered job hopping? 

Is this really job hopping?

The answer is complicated.

And here’s why.

It depends.

It depends on …

Not Happy In Your Career or Job? 3 Things You Can Do About It

February 6th, 2017


Episode Summary: 

Are you feeling unhappy in your job or career and not sure what to do about it? 

Today we are talking about 3 things you can do if you are not happy with your job or your career. 

I’m sure we’ve all …

How To Prep For An Interview - Behavioral Based Interview Questions

January 30th, 2017


Have you ever been confused about what behavioral based interview questions are? 

Stay tuned! 


Today we are talking about prepping for an interview and specifically behavioral based interview questions. 

When we are …

12 Common Mistakes Recruiters Make

January 23rd, 2017


Today we are going over the 12 common mistakes recruiters make! 

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Self Awareness

January 16th, 2017


Have you ever wondered how your self awareness impacts your work? 

Or how personal development impacts your work?

Today we are talking about self awareness, this is really important both at work and at home.  

Today we …

Dealing With Disrespect At Work

January 9th, 2017


Today we are talking about dealing with disrespect at work, this can be a really challenging thing to deal with. 

As humans we tend to react to disrespect faster than our brains can catch up if that makes sense. 

If …

Is Your Career Part Of Your 2017 Goals?

January 3rd, 2017


Is your career part of your 2017 goals? It definitely should be! We are going to walk through a series of questions to help you figure out your …

Popular Interview Questions

December 27th, 2016


Have you ever wondered what questions are going to be asked in your interview? Keep listening! 

Popular Interview Questions 

If you’re heading into …


December 20th, 2016


Feedback is so important, I cannot stress enough how important feedback is.

Here’s a question for you: 

Do you ask for feedback often? At work? At home? With friends?

Why or why not?

Take some time to think about that.  

Evaluating Your Career

December 13th, 2016


About this episode: 

This this episode we cover 8 questions you should be asking yourself to evaluate your career. Get clarity on whether or not your …

Book Recommendations!!!

December 5th, 2016


About this episode: 

In this episode I cover 12 book recommendations, 9 that will help you at work and in business, 3 that are Christian / Faith based books. 

Business / work related books: 

1) Rework by Jason Fried and …

Types of Recruiting

November 29th, 2016


About this episode: 

In this episode we are going to talk about the 3 main types of recruiting.

1) Corporate recruiting 

2) Agency recruiting 

3) MLM …

Confidence vs. Arrogance

November 21st, 2016


About this episode: 

 Ever wonder if you're coming across as confident? Or arrogant? Or both? In this episode we talk about 6 signs you're coming across as arrogant in an interview.

For interview tips, check out episode …

Is the resume dead?

November 14th, 2016


About this episode: 

Ever wonder how technology is changing the way we apply for jobs?

In this episode we answer the question - is the resume dead?


November 7th, 2016


About this episode: 

In this episode we are going to talk about the millennial generation. Specifically we will cover general information, what millennials look for when it comes to brands/companies and what millennials …

LinkedIn Profile Tips

October 31st, 2016


About this episode: 

In this episode we go over 10 LinkedIn profile tips 

1) Picture 

2) Taglines 

3) Industry section

4) Summary section 

5) Job titles 

6) Recommendations 

7) Messages 

8) Be honest 

9) Keywords 

10) …

Leadership vs Management

October 25th, 2016


About this episode: 

In this episode we talk about the characteristics of leaders and managers. 

Thank you so much for listening.

I would love to …

Interview Tips

October 17th, 2016


About this episode: 

This episode talks about five areas of interview tips: pre interview, prep, interview, post interview and things to avoid.

Thank …

Getting Through Work Day / Week / Month After Saying Goodbye

September 26th, 2016


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Listen to the full episode to see how I handled my work day after saying good bye to my pup.

Resume Tips

September 19th, 2016


In this episode we will cover resume tips, what to include in your resume, what to exclude and much more! 

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10 Signs You Might Need A New Job

September 12th, 2016


In this episode we cover 10 signs you might need a new job. 

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Thick Red Tape And Dull Scissors

September 5th, 2016


In this episode we talk about the thick red tape of corporate America and 6 steps you can take to overcome some of the red tape chaos. 





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Dating Story Turned Career Coaching

August 29th, 2016


In this episode I share a dating story that turned into career coaching (that did NOT turn into a second date LOL). This story illustrates the importance of aligning both your career and personal goals. 

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Get Bitter Or Get Better

August 22nd, 2016


In this episode we talk about getting bitter or getting better when something bad happens or you get in trouble for something. 

We cover what bitter looks like and what getting better looks like. 

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How Do You Feel On Sunday Nights?

August 15th, 2016


In this episode I encourage you to evaluate how you feel on Sunday nights (or the night before you go back to work after your weekend).

Are you excited, eager, motivated and energized? Or are you bummed, depressed, …

13 Ways To Get Through A Bad Day At Work

August 8th, 2016


In this episode we go over 13 ways to get through a bad day at work. 

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Why Are We Here

August 8th, 2016


Brief overview of why we are all here and why I decided to make this podcast. 

Did you know you deserve a job that brings you joy and happiness? You do! 

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Podcast Intro

August 8th, 2016


An introduction of the the Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive podcast 

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